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Headword: *gi/netai
Adler number: gamma,271
Translated headword: comes to pass
Vetting Status: high
In reference to "is accomplished" [teleiou=tai] [this is spelled] with iota, but in reference to genna=| ["begets/gives birth"] with a diphthong.[1]
Things which come to pass do so in three ways: by dispensation, by good will, by condescension.[2]
Greek Original:
*gi/netai: e)pi\ tou= teleiou=tai dia\ tou= i, e)pi\ de\ tou= genna=| dia\ difqo/ggou. ta\ de\ gino/mena kata\ trei=s tro/pous gi/netai: kat' oi)konomi/an, kat' eu)doki/an, kata\ sugxw/rhsin.
The first part of the entry differentiates between gi/netai (the headword) and gei/netai.
[1] Choeroboscus, Anecdota Oxoniensia 2.188.26, Etymologicum Magnum 232.24; cf. gamma 214, gamma 215.
[2] cf. pi 2535 and omicroniota 71, where these are, more exactly, three forms of God's providence.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 July 2002@19:10:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added notes) on 14 July 2002@01:33:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 7 June 2012@08:36:25.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 31 March 2016@01:30:22.


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